The Weeder Geese Experiment-Part 2 FIXED THE PICS!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by moenmitz, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have discovered, the key to success is SUPERVISION. Found out it is only a FEW of the dirty dozen that have a proclivity for eating my radishes and beans, the rest really do pretty much stick to the weeds. So, after several warnings went unheeded, the bad boys had their toenails painted (for future identification purposes, not as some sort of transexual torture) and they were relegated to grazing inside a chicken tractor. The rest of the crew did a pretty decent job weeding the garden, with minimal trampling. I put them in in groups of six, and kept a close eye on them, on occasion re-directing them to the weeds. Several of them very daintily plucked blades of grass from between the onions, and delicately trimmed AROUND the beans. The peas are irresistible to all however, so I have to stand guard near them! I did find it prudent to harvest the lettuce before turning them loose as well-far too tempting a delicacy. Thought you might enjoy some pictures-I was pretty proud of these guys![​IMG][/img]

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    "We were FRAMED!"

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    This is what you call IMPROVISING


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    Cooling off after a hard afternoon of weeding the garden!

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    Is this a duck or goose? We really aren't sure. Anybody?
     
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  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Ohhh I want to see the pictures but I can't SEE the pictures!![​IMG]
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont understand, they WERE there last night! Help?! Anyone know what happened?

    EDIT: NOW I know what happened, I deleted them from my uploads to save file space, hence, "file not found!" I am such a dummy sometimes!
     
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  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    there so cute! [​IMG]
     
  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that is awesome! Your garden looks nice...and your geese look happy! If anything of mine ever grows big enough not to be eaten maybe I will try weeder geese too!

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  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    LAST pic is a goose. (or gander lol)
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I love it!
     
  8. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol-We thought goose too...but he, she, it, is an oddball, doesn't look like the other geese, it is some random goose MMH threw into the mix. All the others have black feet and bills. This one is a lot bigger and heavier too-when "she" runs she looks like some comical weightlifter lumbering along. Also is more sociable than the other geese, she runs right over for treats. The others are not too trusting yet! As for the garden, it is a work in progress. We have had so much flooding alot of my seeds got washed away, so some of the plantings are a bit sporadic. I haven't finished mulching yet either, so things are kind of messy yet. The geese did a great job on the weeds yesterday though, hardly any left now!
     
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  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:maybe the white goose is a White Chinese.

    ETA: im pretty sure, 100% sure, that the white gosling is a White Chinese.
     
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  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I've often looked at those & wondered how they would do...it seems as though they are worth it, huh? We have acres of weeds, LOL My garden may be shot for this year, but we also laid down that weed barrier stuff & I planted everything in tires cut in half...so there was supposed to be MUCH less to weed. [​IMG]
     

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